Glory of God Prayer Group, St. Cecilia Parish, Wa Diocese, Ghana - Let Your Light Shine

Saint of the Day

Be faithful in small things

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. Mother Teresa

The unexamined life

The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates

we belong to each other

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. Mother Teresa

Suffering of God's son

God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering. Saint Augustine

I feel angry when I see waste

There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things that we could use. Mother Teresa

Seeking without that wert within

I found thee not, O Lord, without, because I erred in seeking thee without that wert within. Saint Augustine

Forsaken by sin

To abstain from sin when one can no longer sin is to be forsaken by sin, not to forsake it. Saint Augustine

Seek to love, not to be loved

Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love. Francis of Assisi

Prayer does not change God

Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays. Soren Kierkegaard

You can't get a cup of tea big enou…

You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.   C. S. Lewis

Perfect moderation

To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation. Saint Augustine

Forgive those who hurt you

One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice; and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him. Socrates

Men should wonder at themselves

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering. Saint Augustine

Destroyer of peace

The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between. Mother Teresa

A simple smile

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. Mother Teresa

Hear the other side

Hear the other side. Saint Augustine

Courage

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. C. S. Lewis

Death, a blessings

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings. Socrates

We must be hatched

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad. C. S. Lewis

The future

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. C. S. Lewis

Matthew 13:44-46

Have you ever fallen in love? Do you remember when the phone rang and he or she was on the other end? Your heart fluttered with excitement. You couldn’t wait to see your loved one again. However, the romantic attraction you’ve ever had is nothing compared to the way Jesus loves you. You’re always on his mind. To him, you are the “pearl of great price” (Matthew 13:46). He gave up everything for your salvation. If only this would sink into our hearts! It’s hard to grasp such unconditional love. But there are two things you can do to make it more real in your life. First, begin your day-every day-by dedicating yourself to Jesus. Give him your heart and ask for him to lead you and direct you. If you are facing specific challenges, ask for his wisdom and peace in those circumstances. It’s simply a matter of telling him you want to rely on him and asking for his Holy Spirit to guide you. Then, listen for the ways he inspires you and leads you throughout the day. Second, before you go to sleep, look back over your day. Ask the Spirit to show you how Jesus was present with you: Did he remind you of his promises? Did he strength you during a difficult situation?  

Recall also how you might have strayed from him, whether through sin or negligence. Remember: If you confess your faults, he is faithful to forgive you (1 John 1:9). Let his grace fill you so you can rest calmly and receive joy and hope for another day. As you start to practice anchoring your day in Jesus, don’t be surprised if you notice a difference. When you wake up in the morning, you’ll be able to pray as the Psalmist, “I shall sing of your strength, and extol your love at dawn.’’ (Psalm 59:17). Things will go more smoothly as his grace begins to flow into everything you do. Others too will see the change!  When you go to bed at night, you’ll be able to give your troubles to Jesus and tell him, “In peace I shall both lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me secure” (Psalm 4:8, originally verse 9).

Prayer

“Jesus, I give you my heart and my life today. I want to walk every step of my journey with you. I say yes to your Holy Spirit and ask him to work in me as he desires.”

Credit
Please, note that this article, except the title, was taken from “Abide in My Word”. This is the “meditation of the day” for 31st July, 2013.

 

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